Cynthia White -- the personnel employee that state officials said was wrongly fired from the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics -- is returning to the school in a different job at the same pay.
White will work as a social/clinical research assistant for the elite public high school in Durham, making the same $49,148 a year salary she received before she was fired in mid 2010. The school has also agreed to give her back pay and benefits.
Aaron Plourde, the school's communications director, said the new job, back pay and benefits are not part of a settlement. He said school officials decided to accept the decision of the State Personnel Commission, which ruled that White was wrongly fired.
Plourde said the decision allows for White's attorney to petition the commission to order the school to pay reasonable legal costs in the case.